Why world's largest lakes are located in rift valleys? - Indian and World Geography

Q.  Directions : Given below are two statements labeled as Assertion and Reason. In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct?

Assertion : Many of the world's largest lakes are located in rift valleys.

Reason : The maximum amount of subsidence occur at the fault.

- Published on 07 Jun 15

a. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false.
d. A is false but R is true.

ANSWER: Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
 
A rift lake is a lake formed as a result of subsidence related to movement on faults within a rift zone, an area of extensional tectonics in the continental crust. They are often found within rift valleys and may be very deep. Rift lakes may be bounded by large steep cliffs along the fault margins.

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